Tag: Multimedia

Using audiovisual materials in teaching: don’t forget BoB!

Box of Broadcasts

I’m always surprised that despite how much interest there is in using audiovisual material in teaching, staff often seem to be unaware that we have a subscription to Box Of Broadcasts (BoB) at City. BoB is a huge database of broadcast content from TV and radio, dating back to the 1990s and licensed for use…Continue Reading Using audiovisual materials in teaching: don’t forget BoB!

Paper on the Effective Use of Video, a Literature Review

It is fair to say that the utilisation of video can provide significant and important differences to learning and teaching, especially when today’s students have a wide diversity of educational experiences and expectations. For example, the challenge of re-imagining a traditional one-hour lecture can be viewed as ‘disruptive pedagogy’, (Kinash, Knight, and McLean 2015) with exciting opportunities…Continue Reading Paper on the Effective Use of Video, a Literature Review

Innovation in Assessment: Pitching a Service Improvement Initiative

Following on from Health’s Got Talent in June (see our previous blog posts), we are sharing some of the excellent learning and teaching and practice presented at the event. In this post we will explore the use of technology to support assessment diversification, with an example from Caroline McGraw in the School of Health Sciences. Caroline…Continue Reading Innovation in Assessment: Pitching a Service Improvement Initiative

How to get more out of Moodle – Bring Your Own Lunch Webinar September 2017

A guest post by Snigdha Nag, Senior Lecturer at the City Law School based on the Bring Your Own Lunch (#BYOL) Webinar in September 2017, organised by LEaD. If like to present the next one in November or write a blog post for us, then contact us. The Slides are below, for more detail, please…Continue Reading How to get more out of Moodle – Bring Your Own Lunch Webinar September 2017

Educational Multimedia Group – 21 March 2017

The latest Educational Multimedia Group meeting ran on 21st March with a packed agenda and presentations from schools and professional services across City. The presentations covered an array of interesting multimedia use in learning and teaching. Glass Screen Video for Teaching Marine Engineering Matt Goral (Educational Technology Team, LEaD) First up we had Matt talking…Continue Reading Educational Multimedia Group – 21 March 2017

Leading by example, with lecture capture

Lecture Capture

Do you use lecture capture in your teaching? Margaret Carran, Senior Lecturer at City Law School and Deputy Associate Dean (Education) does, and she’s been sharing her experiences with LEaD, in the latest of our Educational Technology video case studies. This short film takes a different approach from the ‘talking heads’ style and uses animation…Continue Reading Leading by example, with lecture capture

Creating multimedia resources with Powtoon

The Academic Learning Support team has collaborated with the Multimedia team to produce a series of short animations in which City students provide study skills tips to their fellows. This post outlines the process for those who might be interested in doing similar projects. The aim was to produce an engaging way of communicating study…Continue Reading Creating multimedia resources with Powtoon

Video for learning: Mediaspace enhancements

Welcome to the third blog post in my series on enhancements to the video and audio tools available to staff and students at City, University of London. In this post I will be discussing some of the general feature enhancements that have been brought to Mediaspace, and some suggestions for how they can be used….Continue Reading Video for learning: Mediaspace enhancements

Video for learning: interactivity

In this series of blog posts I am looking through the enhancements to Mediaspace, City’s online platform for creating, sharing and publishing educational video, which have been implemented this summer. One of the chief enhancements is the launch of the Video Quiz, a completely new tool in Mediaspace, which is accessble either through mediaspace.city.ac.uk or…Continue Reading Video for learning: interactivity

Video for learning: new tools for staff

The Educational Technology Team are passionate about helping staff and students at City get the most out of tools for teaching and learning. In particular, this summer we have been working hard to upgrade and improve the Mediaspace platform which allows staff and students to create, publish and share educational video and multimedia. In a…Continue Reading Video for learning: new tools for staff